Description: The making of a canoe by Henry Holmes (North Central Pomo) assisted by his nephew, Clear Lake, Lake County, fall of 1958. This release print was produced by the Institute of Social Sciences, UC Berkeley, and financed by the Motion Picture Division of the University Extension (copyright by UC Regents, 1960). The print was the pilot film sent to the National Science Foundation which led to the funding of the American Indian Films Project, 1960 - 65. At the time Holmes, aged 80, was the only man who knew how to make such a canoe. He is shown cutting and binding the reads, and lashing them into place, before the canoe is paddled across Clear Lake.
Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm
Call Number: PAHMA catalog number 26-56
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